Amos was a farmer who also took care of sycamore trees. He came from Tekoa, a small town ten miles southwest of Jerusalem. Although he was from the Southern Kingdom of Judah, he preached primarily to the backslidden Northern Kingdom of Israel in the city of Bethel. The text below is the heart and soul of his message. If Amos were living today, he would be the equivalent to a street preacher. Street preachers are my heroes because they boldly share the Gospel with people who will never darken the doors of a church. I have seen the text below on more than one barn roof while motoring down the highway in rural areas: “Prepare to meet thy God.” Farmers have more common sense and are much smarter than 99% of our politicians. Pastor Steve
Amos 4:12-13 King James Version (KJV)
12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.
13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The Lord, The God of hosts, is his name.